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Health Targets Show Healthy Communities In Waitemata Dhb

12 October 2008 - The launch of 2007/2008 results of the Ministry of Health Health Targets reinforces the good health status enjoyed by residents of the North Shore City, Waitakere City and Rodney District.

Kiwi Poll Rejects GE Animals

Kiwi Poll Rejects GE Animals

12 October 2008 - Most New Zealanders are strongly opposed to the genetic engineering of animals in New Zealand, with farmers as ardently opposed as the rest of the community, a new survey shows.

Machete Attack Intended To Clean Up Porirua Railway Station

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - A Porirua man sentenced to home detention after attacking a group of youths with a machete says he feared they were going to rob people.

Pita Rene said the youths were hanging around Porirua train station, harassing commuters and trying to sell drugs.

First Supermarket Strike In 14 Years Following 10c Offer - National Distribution Union

First Supermarket Strike In 14 Years Following 10c Offer - National Distribution Union

11 October 2008 - Glen Innes Pak 'n Save checkout operators will strike at 12 o'clock today, 182 Apirana Ave Glen Innes.

The last strike in a supermarket was in 1994 at a Foodtown.

Teen Expelled For Hacking Into School's Computer System

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - A pupil at Invercargill's James Hargest College has been expelled after hacking into the school's computer system and accessing sensitive information about pupils and teachers.

Education System Failing To Hold On To Boys

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The education system is failing to hold on to boys, with latest figures showing they are leaving school early at almost twice the rate of girls.

Fairfax Escapes Contempt Finding, But Judges Express Criticism

Fairfax Escapes Contempt Finding, But Judges Express Criticism

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA

High Court Rules Contempt By Fairfax, Pankhurst Not Proven

Wellington, Oct 10 NZPA - The High Court today cleared Fairfax New Zealand Ltd of being in contempt of court for running articles on police "terrorism" raids in the Ureweras.

Fairfax Media Welcomes Court Decision On Terrorism File Contempt Charge

Fairfax media and The Dominion Post have welcome the High Court's ruling that publishing material that became know as the terror files was not in contempt of court.

Librarians To Congregate In Auckland For Library Conference

From 2-5 November librarians from around New Zealand and the Pacific will converge on the SkyCity Convention Centre Auckland for the annual Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Conference.